Virtual Vendor Marketplace

Like to have a master list of discount codes and special offers?

Download one here!

Want to know who has festival exclusives this year?

Download this list of 2021 festival exclusives to find out. There are lots of colorways for yarn and spinning fibers that will be available for this festival only, as well as limited-time designs on everything from shawl pins to pottery mugs.

Interested in some live action?

This list of vendor livestreams lists the vendors that plan to go live during the virtual festival and where to look for their livestreams. Some are doing Zoom sessions while others are using Facebook Live and maybe even one using Twitch. Of course, there may be other more sour-of-the-moment types who didn’t notify us in advance, so it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the social media accounts of your favorite vendors.

Can’t find a vendor?

Looking for a vendor who opted out of this year’s virtual marketplace? Or, remember where the booth was but not the vendor’s name? Download the 2019 Vendor Locator Guide.

Warm up for the Festival with Winterfest!

Two days of virtual spinning, knitting, felting, and crochet classes on January 29 and 30, 2022.

Registration is now open!

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Next Sunday, as part of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest, we are pleased to offer a free keynote lecture entitled "The Cultural History of Natural Dyes" with Pat Brodowski. Mankind has desired colorful textiles for thousands of years. Color was highly valued and dye materials and techniques were often held secret. Pat shares the history from a European perspective: listen to the story of a secret 20 step formula for red – stolen by memorization; of the newest purple transported in the ballast of pirate ships; of the brilliant orange and magenta face paints taken by Spanish invaders, and of the young woman who created the indigo plantations of South Carolina. Find out which colors were common or royal, foraged or treasured. Your view of historic fashion will be changed forever. Pat's popular natural dyes workshops have been presented at Monticello, Montpelier, Common Ground on the Hill, and to local fiber arts groups. She is fascinated with the historic perspective on color in textiles and with all things botanical. Pat loves to share her knowledge of these things with others. This is a free virtual event. For more information and to register go to ... See MoreSee Less
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We still have spaces open in a few classes for next weekend's Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Winterfest -- Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, 2022. You can still sign up for:o Crocheted Lace with Kira Dulaneyo Correcting (and Avoiding) Knitting Mistakes with Kira Dulaney (5 spots left)o Needle Felted Snowman with Kristen Walsh (5 spots left)There will also be a free keynote lecture on Sunday, The Cultural History of Natural Dyes with Pat Brodowski. Preregistration is required.Register for #mdsw2022winterfest at ahead to our in-person classes in May - the class listing should be up on our website in the next week or two, and registration will open on February 20. ... See MoreSee Less
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